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Louis XVII

French
1793


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.886

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XVII (also known as Louis-Charles, 1785-1795), dauphin of France.

Obverse: Profile bust of (man) looking to proper right; inscribed in two bands at edge, inner band “MORT AU TEMPLE LE 2 JANVIER 1795”, and outer band “LOUIS CHLLE DAUP DE FRANCE N[ ]A VERSAILLES LE 25 MARS 1785”.

Reverse: Beaded rim. Woman dressed in classical costume, standing at pedestal; inscribed at edge “VICTIMES DES INFAMIES RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES” and in exergue “1793”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in two bands, inner band "MORT AU TEMPLE LE 2 JANVIER 1795", and outer band "LOUIS CHLLE DAUP DE FRANCE N[ ]A VERSAILLES LE 25 MARS 1785".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VICTIMES DES INFAMIES RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES" and in exergue "1793".

Provenance

By 1892, Miss Rebecca Salisbury; 1892, bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1892)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury